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Griffith L. Green


GRIFFITH GREEN is a partner in Sidley’s Washington, D.C., office. His practice is focused on the defense and litigation of securities enforcement actions, white collar criminal defense, and complex civil litigation. He has represented public companies, financial services firms, and individuals in investigations by the SEC, FINRA, and DOJ relating to alleged securities fraud, insider trading, accounting fraud, disclosure irregularities, broker-dealer misconduct, and FCPA and OFAC violations. He has also conducted internal investigations in a wide range of matters involving allegations of criminal, civil and ethical misconduct. Griff has extensive experience with electronic discovery and is a member of the firm’s Electronic Discovery Task Force.

Griff regularly advises U.S. and non-U.S. clients on the development, enhancement, and implementation of corporate ethics and compliance programs. He also provides training for Boards of Directors, compliance and legal departments, and company personnel on FCPA and regulatory compliance, and conducts compliance due diligence for corporate acquisitions.

Griff’s recent experience includes:

  • Defending a large U.S. manufacturer in a joint SEC, DOJ, OFAC, and BIS investigation of export controls and FCPA issues involving three sanctioned countries. This matter was closed without any penalties being imposed.
  • Conducting, on behalf of FINRA’s Special Review Committee, an in-depth review of FINRA’s regulatory examinations of the brokerage firms of Bernard Madoff and Allen Stanford.
  • Defending Raytheon Company in a multi-year SEC investigation of accounting and disclosure issues.
  • Representing U.S. and non-U.S. companies in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical device, service, and oil industries in internal and government investigations involving allegations of international bribery and violations of the FCPA in over 35 countries.

Griff joined the firm following clerkships with Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court and Judge J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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